United Reformed Church Logo

This time of the year Spring seems to have arrived with daffodils, new green leaves and blossom are appearing on what seemed like dead branches and signs of new life all around us if we look (even if the temperature is “not there yet”). The clock has been changed heralding that the dark days are past.

So it is in many ways in our Christian calendar and journey as we walk the path through Lent that we see the promising signs of Spring but we haven't quite left the winter behind yet. It can seem a dark and heavy time as we journey once again with Jesus towards Jerusalem and the shadow of the cross. The grip of Winter: Death seems to be strong on our souls. - Amongst Jesus' disciples there is a growing sense of unease and bewilderment as all their hopes and dreams of a saving Messiah seem to be crashing around them as Jesus talks of leaving them, of separation and death. Where in this picture is the sense of life, new life with all its possibilities and promise? Where are the bright and colourful buds and leaves of Spring?

Sharing God's Love in a practical way has always been our aim, whether that be overseas or in our local community. We support overseas mission projects via Commitment for Life and Nailsea Water Project. We also support Samaritan's Purse, Children's Hospice South West and local community projects by raising funds through special events and offerings.

Visit Commitment for Life on Facebook

Visit Nailsea Uganda Water Project on Facebook

Induction Rev.d Janos Nagy

Rev.d Ruth Whitehead, URC Moderator of the Southwestern Synod, led worship on Sunday 11th September to Induct Janos as our minister in the Joint Pastorate with Horfield and Argyle Morley.

Dear Friends, I am Janos Nagy, a Hungarian and British national who moved to England with my family 12 years ago. In 2002 I had a transfer from the UCC, Calvin Synod, USA to the British URC. Prior to that, I served in the Hungarian Reformed Church as a local church minister, a part time teacher and an editor for a church publishing house.

What's it all about?

Church Membership is the way in which Christians who have made their home in the local church are encouraged to express their commitment to that congregation of God’s people.

Who are they?

Well Church Members are not Super-Christians, just ordinary people who meet regularly to try and make sure that the continued life and witness of the church is in line with how God wants it to be. You can still be effective within the life of the church without being a member, but only members have a vote at Church Meeting, and are therefore the people who, as a body, make decisions.